Skater Styles

at the junk spot


If you read my 660 Ramp post you all know I don’t know how to skate unfortunately. I look like I do though right? For months now I’ve known about the junk spot and have been wanting to go check it out. My friend and photographer Chris Capaci hooked it up; a fashion photo shoot [read more]

Metro Capz

Hat Heaven in JSQ


I have a hat fetish. There,  you guys all know my deep dark secret now. I have a collection of hats; a shit ton of styles, from fedora’s to baseball hats, to vintage works of art, you name it I have it. Back in the day I used to hide under hats, without one I [read more]

Wiggle Wiggle

You know what to do with that big fat butt....


Well? Wiggle wiggle… I will be the first to admix this song is cheesy as f-k but it’s also a no-brainer dance jam. Too bad I can’t serve vodka sodas in class and have my people really getting into it. I teach every Wednesday at Base NJ in Jersey City!     -CHICpea

Verbal Phantom

& PISS MOBB (money over basic bitches)


I love all music but I am a hip hop head all the way. I had no clue when I started writing ChicpeaJC that there was such a vast Hip Hop scene just around the corner from me… so many talented artist I am discovering every day; Nizz Sentine, Lana Sez (all future posts) and [read more]

Mr. Mustart

Must art everyday...


I knew my quest to meet the people behind Jersey City’s beautiful street art was just beginning after interviewing inspiring street artists such as Sean Lugo, Dylon Egon and Mr Abillity…. I’ve known about Mr. Mustart for quite some time, his work cannot go unnoticed, and his murals are all over Jersey City. Mr. Mustart’s work is [read more]

Andre Fersa

Stylish Barber Styles


Today marks the last day of Virile week; I went from Dapper to Pin up and got to interview owner Adam and new apprentice Matt. I learned so much about their style, barbering and their love for Jersey City. Which leaves us with Andre….Andre manages the shop in Jersey City and I noticed him as soon as [read more]

Matthew Carroll

Dapper Barber Styles 2


  To work at Virile one must be dapper, it’s part of the territory. Naturally, for Virile week, I had to interview the stylish men that barber here! Matt is a newbie and just started his apprenticeship at Virile a few short weeks ago. Just by talking to him you can feel his enthusiasm and excitement [read more]

Virile Pinup Styles

Shot by Greg Pallante


For the Virile Barbershop interview I transformed into a dapper man… or as my friends are saying, a pre-pubescent paper boy. This shoot was fun and I was able to step out of the box and become someone else for a few hours….I drank whiskey, smoked a cigarette, got a shave… That being said, at [read more]